AO On Site – New York: Tuesday August 24th Bravo ‘Work of Art’ Finalist Miles Mendenhall Opening at ‘Work of Art’ Judge Bill Powers’s Half Gallery through September 14th, 2010

August 25th, 2010

Art Observed was on site Tuesday, August 24th for the opening of Miles Mendenhall’s solo show at Half Gallery. The exhibition is the product of Mendenhall’s first off-screen collaboration with ‘Work of Art’ judge and Half Gallery co-owner Bill Powers.

On view are eight new works that echo the artist’s black-and-white screenprints from the Bravo show’s finale. His large-scale manipulations of digital imagery feature luminous geometric patterns, which reflect the artist’s enduring fascination with technology and, in particular, “the computer’s inability to compute certain visual information.” For more on Miles work in this exhibition and his artistic practice, watch the exclusive AO interview with the artist and Half Gallery owner Bill Powers.


Miles Mendenhall, Half Gallery

more images, story and links after the jump…


The crowd outside Half Gallery


Light Bank, 2010


Guests of Half Gallery

The opening reception was very well attended, particularly considering the gallery’s small size. Mendenhall’s fellow ‘Work of Art’ contestants Jaclyn Santos and Judith Braun were in attendance, as well as dozens of other visitors who overflowed onto Forsyth Street.


Half Gallery co-owner and ‘Work of Art’ judge Bill Powers


Fellow ‘Work of Art’ contestant Jaclyn Santos

Earlier in the evening, AO spoke with Miles and Bill about their thoughts on the exhibition and Miles’ plans for the future. During our conversation, Bill informed us that much of the show had sold before the opening (prints from editions of three sold for $1,200 each).


Two Lights in Tilted Black Plane
, 2010


Four Lights on Titled Black Pane
, 2010


Visitors with masks


Reception book


Visitors outside

The exhibit remains on view at Half Gallery, 208 Forsyth St., through September 14th, 2010.

Related Links:

Exhibition Website [Half Gallery]
Miles Mendenhall’s Half Gallery Opening [Paper Mag]